Poliovirus Detected In Hangu: Patel Urges Parents To Ensure Their Children Are Vaccinated

Wild polio virus has once again been found in sewage sample from Hangu District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

The detected virus belongs to a virus cluster which is in circulation in Nangarhar, Afghanistan.

Federal Minister For National Health Services Abdul Qadir Patel has said that the presence of polio virus in the environment means children’s health is at risk and parents must ensure that their children are protected through vaccination

In a statement today he said the government is pursuing a coordinated strategy for elimination of polio virus from the country.

He stressed for collective efforts to rid the country of this virus. He said it is only vaccination that provides lifelong protection to children.